The England team's star all-rounder Liam Livingstone is hoping that his team can successfully defend their title at the upcoming Cricket World Cup in India.
On October 5 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the event will get underway with the defending champions taking against New Zealand in a rematch of the 2019 championship game.
The 30-year-old revealed how, at the Lord's Cricket Ground, he witnessed England's stunning victory in the 2019 final. Livingstone was able to help the squad win a World Cup three years later when England overcame Pakistan to claim the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. He believes the experience England got from both the title wins could help the team in defending their title.
“It’s huge. The experience of 2019 probably helped us last year in 2022 with the lads we had out there. Certainly Stokesy [Ben Stokes], in particular, having played a massive role in 2019, I have no doubt it gave him the clarity to do that in ’22. Like I said, we’ve got a lot of experience in our group, a lot of cricket played under our belts. The lads have got great memories of World Cups, the last two have gone well, so hopefully we can continue that," Livingstone told a renowned news platform.
“It’s great. Any team with Ben Stokes in it is a better team. Everybody loves having Ben around, it’s not just on the pitch but in the changing room, away from cricket. He’s just a great competitor and I think anybody in the world would have Ben Stokes in their team. It’s a massive boost for us and I’m sure Ben’s looking forward to it," Livingstone added.